best drinking summer wine


Millbrook Sauvignon Blanc 2016 ($22)

This is another absolutely beautiful savvy from Millbrook made from fruit sourced from Margaret River. Loaded with crunchy tropical fruit splashed liberally with passionfruit and juicy lemon. Has a beautiful purity with a fine persistency sustained by crisp delicate acidity. Crisp and dry finish.

 Score: 92/100   Cellar: 3 years     BUY HERE

Millbrook LR Chardonnay 2014 ($45)

Gosh, this is an exceptional chardonnay. It’s source from the Smithbrook vineyard down at Pemberton. Wonderful aromas of nectarine, meal and stone fruit. It’s a highly textural wine with layers of flavor built with excellent fruit and quality oak, well managed. Creamy and deep with a very long precise finish.

Score: 95/100    Cellar: 6 years     BUY HERE

Millbrook Estate Viognier 2016 ($35)

Millbrook have been one of the few champions of this variety in Australia and consistently produce exceptional wines. This one shows a degree of restraint but there is still plenty happening in there. Stone fruit with ginger and apricot ad a distinctive orange blossom. The palate is held with a minerally acidity and dash of citrus that keeps it focussed and long.

Score: 93/100    Cellar: 5 years     BUY HERE

Millbrook Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre 2015 ($22)

The fruit for this substantial and juicy red blend comes from Geographe, which seems to suit this style of wine perfectly. Generous with savoury and slightly sinewy tannins. The oak has been well managed with only used puncheons so as not to intrude onto the essential fruit qualities.

Score: 94/100    Cellar: 5 years     BUY HERE

Millbrook Sangiovese 2015 ($22)

This has such a beautiful varietal character that absolutely captures the best of sangiovese. It’s savoury with a dusty thread working through those beautiful cherry ad light raspberry characters. The palate is medium weight wit good firmish tannins and understated oak in support. The result is a perfectly formed food wine.

Score: 91/100    Cellar: 6 years     BUY HERE

Millbrook Estate Shiraz Viognier 2013 ($35)

One of the very best of this combination of varieties I have tasted from any Australian producer. The feature is the balance between the plump fleshy shiraz with just a dab of viognier that complements rather than dominates as it can. Introduces a lovely aromatic perfume but allows the ripe shiraz to carry the palate. Beautiful wine.

Score: 95/100    Cellar: 8 years     BUY HERE




Millbrook grenache shiraz mourvedre 2014 ($20)

Sourced from the Geographe region. Aromas of slightly confectionery red fruits dominated by raspberry and cherry characters. The palate is soft and fruity with an
appealing sweet core balanced by supple tannins and a smidgeon of oak. Lovely juicy fruity finish. Great drinking in the short term.

SCORE 90/100 CELLAR 3 years

Millbrook sauvignon blanc 2015 ($20)

No mistaking this is sauvignon blanc. You get all those distinctive characters of gooseberry and passionfruit plus a decent hit of lime from the first sniff. Into the palate the flavours release with plenty of intensity supported by a crisp zippy acidity. Ideal in the short term.

SCORE 91/100 CELLAR 2 years

Millbrook Limited Release chardonnay 2013 ($45)

This comes from the Fogarty Group’s Smithbrook vineyard at Pemberton. It’s a thoroughly beautiful wine. Smoky, savoury fruit on the nose with grapefruit and
cereal mealy characters. The palate is so rich and intense with deep concentrated flavour. Lovely stone fruit and nectarine influences with a subtle spicy finish.

SCORE 95/100 CELLAR 7 years

Millbrook Estate viognier 2014 ($35)

Fogarty has been a champion of this distinctive variety for some years and not surprisingly makes some of the very best Australia produces. This is slightly more
restrained yet you can’t take the incredible viscous intensity away from it. Stone fruit with apricot dominance, a little ginger and a splash of lemon. Smooth textured palate with a nice crisp finish of acid.

SCORE 93/100 CELLAR 6 years

Millbrook sangiovese 2014 ($20)

Captures the distinctive characters of this famous Tuscan variety. Sourced from the Geographe region which appears well suited to the variety. Loads of red berry
aromas with a spicy dusty overtone. Deliciously fruit driven with firmish dry savoury tannins and a little dab of oak.

SCORE 90/100 CELLAR 5 years

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